Ill post this as its a decent breakdown of Spags coverage tendencies
Cornerback: Spagnuolo plays three cornerbacks heavily and almost exclusively three cornerbacks in the nickel.
Depending on personnel, the third cornerback can play inside or outside depending on how Spagnuolo feels. The players have to be comfortable in a variety of techniques but the most important trait is quick feet, quick change of direction skills and the ability to mirror wide receivers. Kendall Fuller is a very good fit with his patient feet and flexibility but does have to improve carrying vertically. Charvarius Ward showed a ton of promise as an outside cornerback but there are some red flags if he’s asked to mirror and play catch man. Tremon Smith is still a project and developing but he’s also a blank slate.
Safety: The most important position in Spagnuolo’s defense is the strong safety, or at least in his most previous stint with the New York Giants. Landon Collins was used as a man defender against tight ends, running backs and occasionally wide receivers. He often was cutting, trapping or in a robber role when playing in zone and was a frequent blitzer off the edge or up the middle.
The free safety most often played deep but would kick down to the weak side in man coverage against wide receivers or running backs, which also means that the strong safety has to be comfortable playing deep, including single-high duties.
Me? I like him, as a player.
I agree he will
move around, some - im not sure if my idea of moving him around will be the same as Oars?
Will play some slot, some corner, but still think he's "guy most likely to" log the highest %age of single high (because of his talent).
Will the high scoring O offset that? Possibly. Im a fan.
Clinton Dix was fine after all.
This year, if you need a rookie safety, its better IRL than IDP. Top 3 all have at least a "?" youd prefer to have dodged.
If you have one on your team as a fan though (OAK, GBP or KCC)? Happy days regardless & ignore this IDP hair splitting we're indulging in
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